Monday, March 25, 2019

BOOK REVIEW | Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

Title: Girls with Sharp Sticks
Author: Suzanne Young
Series? Yes, the first in a duology
Pages: 400
Publication Date: March 19, 2019
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: I received an e-arc of Girls with Sharp Sticks in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardians, the all-girl boarding school offers an array of studies and activities, from “Growing a Beautiful and Prosperous Garden” to “Art Appreciation” and “Interior Design.” The girls learn to be the best society has to offer. Absent is the difficult math coursework, or the unnecessary sciences or current events. They are obedient young ladies, free from arrogance or defiance. Until Mena starts to realize that their carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears.

As Mena and her friends begin to uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening there—and who they really are—the girls of Innovations will find out what they are truly capable of. Because some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BOOK REVIEW | Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren

Title: Cold Day in the Sun
Author: Sara Biren
Series? No, Cold Day in the Sun is a standalone novel.
Pages: 320
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Publisher: Amulet Books
Source: I received Cold Day in the Sun via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be featured and televised as part of HockeyFest, her status as the only girl on the boys’ team makes her the lead story. Not everyone is thrilled with Holland’s new fame, but there’s one person who fiercely supports her, and it’s the last person she expects (and definitely the last person she should be falling for): her bossy team captain, Wes.

Friday, March 1, 2019

February Wrap Up!

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be wrapping up my February. Unfrotunately, I did not post nearly as much as I wanted to for February. I had all these posts planned, but school and work definitley got in the way. Things have been very busy, so the fact that I even gotten 6 posts up is pretty good for me. Hopefully you'll see more of me in March!

In February, I read a whopping 10 books! I'm pretty surprised that I made time for reading this month. Now I just have to figure out how to balance blogging in there as well.

Without further ado, here is what I read in February.

The Ticket by Heather Grace Stewart


If I'm being honest, The Ticket isn't anything special. I listened to the audiobook and it flew by quickly. Two almost-strangers decide to go on an adventure together after the male love interest is dumped and needs someone with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to take her ticket on an all expenses paid trip. I do remember some of the more tender moments, but the characters didn't stick with me after I finished listening. Short and sweet, The Ticket is a good palette cleanser, but it isn't the entree. 

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne


After listening to the audiobook for The Ticket, I hopped on over to the audiobook for 99 Percent Mine, written by the same author who wrote The Hating Game, a well loved romance novel. While I didn't absolutely love The Hating Game (I prefer Christina Lauren's Hating You/Dating You), I quite enjoyed 99 Percent Mine. I love romance novels about falling for your sibling's best friend (or vice versa, to be honest), and Darcy and Tom's relationship delivered on that trope. However, Darcy could be a grating character at times and her awkward situations were almost too cringe-inducing.